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IOC drops the baton

Change is needed in all-for-one rule

A CAS ruling allows (left to right) Jearl Miles-Clark, La Tasha Colander Clark, and Monique Hennagan to keep their gold medals despite Marion Jones (right) getting banned for doping. A CAS ruling allows (left to right) Jearl Miles-Clark, La Tasha Colander Clark, and Monique Hennagan to keep their gold medals despite Marion Jones (right) getting banned for doping. (Ruben Sprich/Reuters)
By John Powers
Globe Staff / July 20, 2010

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Though the International Olympic Committee pronounced itself disappointed that Marion Jones’s relay mates will get to keep their medals from the 2000 Games, it was done in by a hole in its own five-ringed rulebook, which at the time didn’t provide for all members of a quartet to be disqualified if one of them tested positive. That’s what the independent ... (Full article: 1468 words)

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